Sunday 21 January 2018

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal sidelined with heart issue

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been ruled out of action with a heart problem.

Carvajal's name was missing when Real revealed their 18-man squad to meet Espanyol in LaLiga at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.

"Following tests carried out on Dani Carvajal, he has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection," said a Real Madrid statement on their official website.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

According to reports in Spain, Carvajal could be out of action for up to six weeks.

The Spain right-back signed a two-year contract extension at Real earlier this month, keeping him with the European champions until June 2022.

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